We Don't Have To Say Goodbye Poem by Jim Yerman

We Don't Have To Say Goodbye

Rating: 4.8

Death came earlier than expected...
we begged...
we pleaded...
we prayed
But death ignored all our requests...
for that often is death's way.

And just as often we were not ready
we could not justify...
we were confused...
we were sad...
we were angry
and it hurt to say goodbye.

But once we finished grieving
happiness revived
For although we lost a person we love
Our memories survived.

Which means as long as we remember...
that person remains near-by...
and every time we think of them...
we don't have to say goodbye.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: death
Kim Barney 28 December 2016

Very nice poem, Jim. I can relate, as I lost my mother at an early age. This is very comforting. Congratulations for having it selected as poem of the day!

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Pen Anthony 28 December 2016

This here is a lovely piece sir

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Cynthia Buhain-baello 28 December 2016

I am so touched by your poem, and feel comforted. I lost three friends this year and I really miss them You are right, as long as we have memories we don't have to say goodbye.

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Bharati Nayak 28 December 2016

Life and death are part of life.We have to accept death as the hard truth.Yes, a person lives through the memories of near and dear ones.A nice piece of writing.Congratulations for Poem of the Day.

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Edward Kofi Louis 28 December 2016

Expected. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 21 April 2021

People die in God's Time, I reckon. Most adorable poem about death. So true is your poem about Death and indeed our memories survived. Aptly worded.5 Stars full. Beautifully worded.

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C F 15 November 2019

A very nice write … there is so much beauty in remembering …

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Benjamin chiu uy 27 September 2018

A good one, This is really the best anti death poem Great poem esteem poet

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Prayad Brian Pantasri 05 January 2017

Indeed, thanks for writing about death in such a comfortably poetic ease. Cheers.

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Godfrey Morris 28 December 2016

Love this poem true words and very comforting.

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